This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global economic and political order, and how the more dominant members of the international community have, in varying ways, exploited the country over the last 200 years.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution, and Negritude

A critical assessment of Aimé Césaire's interpretation

chapter 5|22 pages

The World Bank and Haiti

Abetting dictatorship, undermining democracy

chapter 6|20 pages

Class, power, sovereignty

Haiti before and after the earthquake